NEW DELHI, India: The teachers of the Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, have demanded judicial inquiry into the police excesses and said that the policemen responsible for beating up the students and dragging them out of their hostels should be punished.

The executive committee of the Jamia Teachers’ Association at a meeting condemned the entry of police into the Jamia campus and “brutal atrocities on innocent students who were dragged out of the classes and hostels and mercilessly beaten up in spite of protest by faculty members.”

The committee has demanded a judicial inquiry and release of the arrested students and withdrawal of cases against them.

The Delhi University Students Union called for immediate suspension of certain police officials and judicial inquiry into the incidents.

The Jawahar Lal Nehru University Students Union has condemned the police for letting loose a reign of terror at Jamia Millia and expressed sympathy for the family and friends of the late Mamun Azmi.

Meanwhile, peace returned to the Jamia Millia Islamia University which witnessed large-scale violence by police following the death of a student under the wheels of bus.

Article extracted from this publication >>  February 6, 1987